Hillary Clinton announces 50 million dollar Global Climate Resilience Fund for women to tackle climate change
Kuda (Surendranagar): Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday announced a Global Climate Resilience Fund of 50 million dollars for women to fight climate change in association with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) founded by late activist Ela Bhatt.
The fund will empower women and communities to fight climate change and help provide new livelihood resources and education, she said. Clinton visited salt pan workers in the Little Rann of Kutch near Kuda village in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district and learnt from them the process of salt production and hardships faced by them.
“Today, Clinton Global Initiative with American Indian foundation, SEWA and other organisations, I announce 50 million dollar Global Climate Resilience Fund for women,” she said addressing the salt pan workers. “I have had the privilege of working with Elaben (Bhatt) and SEWA for nearly 30 years. But we are thinking about next 50 years,” she said.